I recently visited a nearby charity store. At first I didn’t see anything of interest. Then at the back of a bin I noticed a case, possibly empty, possibly not. I took it out, had a look and, lo and behold, an Olympus Mju II DLX!
I already have two of these. They function well, but they’re “cosmetically challenged”. This one also appears to function perfectly, but is in near mint condition. Moreover, it’s hard to ignore a camera that cost $3.00 and sells at the moment for around $200.
Was it really working as well as it seemed? Did it suffer from the dreaded light leak that affects the entire Infinity Stylus line? To find out I took it with me for a walk around Mount Kisco, NY.
There are very few settings to change – the most notable being that the camera defaults to “flash on” whenever it’s turned on and that if you don’t want flash you have to turn it off.
If pointed towards a strong light source it tends to flare. It’s also easy to place a finger where it could obstruct the lens when it extends to focus. Some interior low light pictures didn’t come out well – probably my fault rather than the camera’s: too low a shutter speed for me to hand hold.
Otherwise it really was point and shoot and generally the pictures came out well. I’m pleased to report that the camera worked perfectly and had no light leak issues.
Pictures taken on a 36 exposure roll of Tri-X 400.
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